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Ground fault protecting socket trips when washer supply cord is plugged in

Appears to be a short somewhere. I suspect that the last load did not complete its spin cycle. Do you think that it is likely a shorted winding in the motor? If so, how would I verify that?

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May be a bad ground fault breaker ..putting washer on ground fault not recomended

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Simoniz S2000 XE02 internal cct breaker keeps tripping after 30secs tried to get a parts break down but that info is really ****** and nothing on line anywhere. Any idea what causes the cct breaker to...


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Something else: If you are plugging it into an already existing ground fault outlet then that may also cause one of the breakers to trip.

Like I first mentioned, if you don't know what your doing be very careful. Electricity and water are not friends, especially if the circuit breaker is tripping.

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Kenmore 400 series washer. Only three years old. Worked fine until last week, it wouldn't restart after I had paused it. It blew the circuit breaker, shorted the socket, and continues to trip the breaker...


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Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,

Sorry but with such a major fault it is virtually impossible for anybody on this forum to remotely guess what is wrong with your washer.

It could be internal wiring/plugs sockets, control panel switches, control PCB, water inlet control valves, door solenoid as primary suspects. Secondary suspects could be main motor, drain motor.
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